The first batch of Coronovac of Sinovac will arrive through air transportation in the five provinces in MIMAROPA on March 5 in time for the regional vaccination rollout on March 7, Sunday.
This was confirmed by DOH Mimaropa Regional Director Mario Baquilod in this afternoon’s virtual presser for the Coronavac regional distribution plan.
DOH Center for Health Development Mimaropa is targeting to launch the vaccinations for healthcare workers (HCWs) and other front-liners by Sunday, March 7.
“Our total submissions, the number of health workers is 9,425 submitted last Sunday, “ Regional Director Mario S. Baquilod said during the 2nd Regional Vaccine Operation Center Meeting recently.
National Institutions based in the region and provinces as well will continue to hold simulation exercises to check potential problems that may arise during the arrival of vaccine from the National Capital Region to the Provincial Department of Health Offices and the processes of vaccination.
“We are prepared. We have our plan, we have our vaccine operation center. We are just conducting the advocacy campaign as well as the orientations for vaccinees and frontliners,” Dr. Arturo C. Cunanan Jr. Medical Center Chief I of the Culion Sanitation and General Hospital (CSGH).
Dr. Cunanan said they have conducted pre-screening among their direct front-liners in preparation for Sunday’s vaccination day.
They plan to hold simulations on Friday, Dr. Cunanan said, “for the final check in their preparations” for the arrival of vaccines either by air or by sea.
CSGH, the Ospital ng Palawan (ONP) and the Oriental Mindoro Provincial Hospital (OMPH) were chosen to have ceremonial vaccinations by Sunday or the following days.
Total number of potential vaccinees in all hospital is 1,562: 255 for CSGH; 698 for ONP and 609 for OMPH.
On the mainland, Palawan Provincial Health Officer Faye Erika Labrador said they will hold simulation exercises for their two Covid-19 referral hospitals, Roxas District Medicare Hospital (Municipality of Roxas) and Southern Palawan Provincial Hospital (Brookes Point town). (Lyndon Plantilla/PIA)